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Remaking the World:  A Social Contract for the AI Age

Remaking the World: A Social Contract for the AI Age

Professor Thomas Patterson, Harvard Kennedy School, President of AIWS University wrote one of the many chapters in the book “Remaking the World – the Age of Global Enlightenment”. Here are some sections from his writing: “Such concerns lead us to conclude that there...

Europe 1914: Lessons for China and Japan in 2014

Europe 1914: Lessons for China and Japan in 2014

                              (Photo Credit: MARK RALSTON/RIE ISHII/AFP/Getty Images)(BGF) - In this article, featured in The Globalist, J.D. Bindenagel looks to Europe in 1914 in an attempt to distill lessons for Chinese-Japanese relations. As Bindenagel notes, the...

US-China Relations: Thucydidean Trap or Prisoner’s Dilemma?

US-China Relations: Thucydidean Trap or Prisoner’s Dilemma?

(Photo Credit: Flickr/The White House) (BGF) - Often, the current relationship between the U.S. and China is viewed as a Thucydidean Trap - essentially a struggle for power between two powers. In this article Shannon Tiezzi looks back at the U.S.-Chinese diplomacy and...

Obama’s Asian Pivot in Peril?

Obama’s Asian Pivot in Peril?

(Photo Credit: Reuters) (BGF) - Recently BU Today published an article by Thomas U. Berger, Associate Professor of International relations at Boston University. In this article Professor Berger discussed the U.S.-Japanese security relationship and China's increasingly...

Putin’s Russia Reset

Putin’s Russia Reset

(BGF) - In this article, J.D. Bindenagel assesses Russia's actions in the Ukraine through the lens of Putin's experience in East Germany in 1989. During his time as KGB officer, Putin was stationed in East Germany during the German democratic revolution that...

Sharing Power With China

Sharing Power With China

(Photo Credit: AP) (BGF) - In this article featured in The New York Times, by Hugh White, addresses three policy options facing the U.S. regarding China's aggression in East Asia. The first option would be for the U.S. to follow through on its agreement to defend...